How to Sew a Ruffle Scarf – DiY Gift Tutorial

This scarf is great because it’s easy, quick, and inexpensive to make!

I’m using fleece, but if you’re feeling ballsy, try it with a lighter weight fabric, like jersey knit.

scarf_vidThis tutorial works best if you have a serger, but it can be done without one, your results will just be slightly different.

scarf1You’ll need at least 1/3 yard of fabric (58-60″ wide) for one scarf. It’s always a good idea to buy a little extra, so I’d buy 1/2 a yard to be safe.

ruff2Click here for the video tutorial.

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For a limited time, you can get my Fingerless Gloves pattern for free! Click the image to get your pattern:

fingerless gloves

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Happy Halloween!!

pumpkins_darkEvery year I watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and carve pumpkins! This is my collection of foam pumpkins (aka Funkins). My goal is to someday have a whole army of them!

pumpkins_lightHere they are unlit.

eyeball_pumpkin_02This year I carved this googly eyed fellow.

eyeball_pumpkinHere he is lit up.

moth_02And I also caved this Death’s Head Hawkmoth.

Death's-head_Hawkmoth_jackolanternQuid pro quo, Clarice!

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How to Make a Pixie Skirt – DiY Fashion Tutorial

This is a step by step tutorial for how to sew a pixie skirt, also known as a handkerchief hem or a square circle skirt. If you already know how to make a circle skirt, this one is even easier!

This version features a different waistband style from my original circle skirt tutorial, which is more suitable for wearing at your natural waist and/or for people with a large waist-to-hip ratio.


You can use any type of fabric for this tutorial, woven or knit. My example skirt has two layers, but you can do a single layer if you prefer! I’ll show you how to determine how much fabric you need and what to do if your fabric isn’t wide enough to cut the skirt in one seamless piece.  

I’ll also show how to do the math the old fashioned way, but if you want you can skip that part and download my FREE circle skirt template here.

how_to_make_witch_skirtPaired with my mini witch hat tutorial, you’re well on your way to a spooktacular DiY Halloween costume!


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How to Make a Mini Witch Hat – DiY Halloween Tutorial

This is a quick and easy step by step tutorial for how to make a mini witch hat. Just in time for Halloween!

Click to watch the video! I’ll update soon with text/photo instructions as well.


You can make your hat to wear or just use it as a decoration.


You’ll need to download my free circle skirt template to make the hat. I used a glitter craft foam for my hat, but you can also use felt or even paper!

Stay tuned because tomorrow I’m posting a tutorial for a pixie skirt, which goes quite nicely with the hat when done in witchy fabrics!



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